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“A place to go back and back and back...” 5 of 5 stars
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Villa Montebello
4.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   72 Mount Rhodes Drive, Hout Bay 7806, South Africa   |  
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Ranked #3 of 58 Hout Bay B&B and Inns
Mechelen, Belgium
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“A place to go back and back and back...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

Just returned from our 3rd and 4th stay (beging and end of our journey) in this outstanding B&B Villa! During the last two years the villa is completely renovated and upgraded. Patrice & Catherine are taking personally care of there guests and have an excellent view on the needs of everybody.
The location and views from the garden and the rooms are unique in this beautiful area.
We will certainly go back for the 5th time!

Martine & Dirk Belgium

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Chichester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

During our three weeks in and around the Western Cape we stayed in six different hotels and guest houses and Montebello was by far the best, in fact it spoilt us for every other place we stayed. We immediately felt relaxed and at home as soon as we arrived. The villa, the room, the grounds, the spectacular setting, the mouth watering and delicious breakfast and not least of all our excellent hosts Patrice and Catherine all combined to make this a memorable stay. I really could not recommend the Montebello highly enough, and I really am quite fussy about where I stay on holidays.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Yalding, Kent. UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

We spent 5 days with Patrice and Catherine - they were both extremely good hosts. From the bountiful breakfasts to the help on where to go, what to do, where to eat...excellent in every aspect! The rooms were comfortable and clean. The gardens and pool came with a gorgeous view. We would thoroughly recommend a stay here and especially to take the time to converse with both Patrice & Catherine, they are more than just hosts in the traditional sense. We have 3 teenage daughters and to get their seal of approval is no mean feat!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hilversum, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

We spend four nights at Villa Montebello. The service and quality are outstanding!
We received tips for visits and restaurants nearby and we we never dissapointed.
Kind people in a relaxed atmosphere.
Robbert & Astrid.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Patrice M, Manager at Villa Montebello, responded to this review, January 22, 2013
Dear Angela,

Thank you very much for your nice guest review which will certainly help other guests to make their own decision on behalf of Villa Montebello. We also appreciated very much your visit and we hope that you will come again next year in order to escape from snow in Walles!! It was our pleasure to have you both at home.

About towels : A guesthouse is not like a hotel (changing all bedsheets and towels every day) and it is working like a normal house where we welcome guests and friends. Our rule is to change the towels twice a week and guest to take care of their towels as well. However if guests want to have new towels every day we can adapt to each guest. In this case towel have to be put on the floor and the cost of this extra service is added to the final bill.

Kind Regards from sunny Hout Bay - Patrice & Catherine
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Bridgend, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

Set high above Hout Bay, the Villa Montebello has absolutely magnificent views of the mountains and Bay itself. Our en-suite room was very spacious and tastefully decorated with its own entrance. The standard of cleanliness was awe inspiring. We took breakfast (which was plentiful and delicious) in the gorgeous garden overlooking the pool. The owners, Patrice and Catherine were very accommodating and made us feel very welcome, their cat was also very friendly ! The only negative was that the towels were only changed twice a week. We would certainly recommend this superlative guest house and look forward to staying there again on our next trip to the glorious Western Cape.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

We would like to thank Patrice and Catherine for the warm welcome they gave us at Villa Montebello.

The hose is immaculate with stunning views of Chapman's Peak and Hout Bay.

Breakfast on the terrace was delightful. In particular Patrice's delicious homemade jam.

The cat Tammam is stunning and our daughter Helena is already asking when she can come back to visit again.

Patrice and Catherine are perfect hosts and had plenty of great tips and information regarding things to do and see in the region.

If you are looking for a guest house in the area, then Villa Montebello is a wonderful place to stay.

Jennifer, Paolo and Helena

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Moscow
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

immaculate "guesthouse" in a good location in hout bay. patrice and catherine are very welcoming hosts who restored our faith in south african wine after quite a few dodgy glasses en route to cape town. they are also v child friendly hosts despite the perfect decor and delicate objects in the house!

villa montebello has airy luxurious rooms, a great continental breakfast and a generous pool all parked up on the hills above hout bay. if you have a car then i would definitely recommend - not sure how you get into town otherwise, but with a car you're down in the bay in a matter of minutes.

PS v good security systems all around the perimeter so no safety worries!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Address: 72 Mount Rhodes Drive, Hout Bay 7806, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Hout Bay
Amenities:
Beach Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 58 B&Bs / Inns in Hout Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Villa Montebello 4*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Villa Montebello, a Luxury Guest House, Bed & Breakfast, is very well known for its best and exceptional location in Hout Bay in a very much protected environment .... And for its 4 stars services as well. Nearby Cape Town and all Cape Peninsula stunning tourist sites, on the heights of Mount Rhodes (with a private access to the Mount Rhodes Natural Park), this elegant guest house provides the ideal retreat in peaceful surroundings, complimented by panoramic views on the ocean and of the Constantia and table Mountains. The views are simply magnificent. Hout Bay is considered as well to be one of the most beautiful sights of the Cape Peninsula for its valley surrounded by the mountains of Constantia and the end of Table Mountain, for the very scenic Chapman's peak drive, for its fishing harbor and the duikers Island with 9.000 Seals. Friendly and attentive French hosts welcome you. Villa Montebello is closed to Sandy Bay and Llandudno, 2 of the most beautiful beaches of South Africa. Villa Montebello offers 4 luxury / exclusive and spacious rooms with private entrance and with en-suite bathrooms. Each room is with double king size bed or twin king size beds (on request), private terrace, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi, hair dryer, tea and coffee tray, mini bar and mini fridge. Enjoy delicious full gastronomic continental and English breakfasts on the garden terrace closed to the solar heated swimming pool with an amazing view and environment. Quality restaurants and shops are nearby. Family and children welcome. ... more   less 
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